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Bob’s Blog; The Legends Harvest lunch

At the recent end of harvest Legends Lunch here in Pokolbin we were all asked to bring a Hunter wine of interest so among 13 of us gathered, there was a grand selection of old and not so old wines. Now we do tend to have palates that enjoy and can be forgiving of...

Bob’s Blog; The French connection: Early days

With our Tintilla French Long Lunch this past weekend I was thinking of why we were so influenced by the French in our winemaking. Timing is everything it is said and when it comes to the development of wine in New South Wales a number of factors came into play. In...

Bob’s Blog for ‘Around Hermitage’

Shepherd’s Riesling – origin of Hunter Semillon While harvesting our Semillon I was asked by one of the pickers “how come Semillon does so well in the Hunter?” Well it was not by accident but as a result of keen observation and experiment in the early days of the wine...

Bob’s Blog for ‘Around Hermitage’

We recently visited the very successful Hunter Distillery on Broke Road as part of an Around Hermitage Famil organized by Victoria Tait. I was somewhat surprised to find out they only make sugar based products and do not distill wine! It got me thinking about the role...
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